flight test with the new Ozone Instinct Edge and Sport we
got to grips with the new Ozone kites from 2007!
6 - 15knots
Tested > Ozone
Instinct Sport - 9m> / Ozone
Instinct Edge 13m >
Despite the light winds the 13m Edge got my muscular (pie-sized)
frame up and riding and staying upwind while other riders
were on 16 and 18m kites. The kites performed well, pulling
all the way to the edge of the wind window. Complete with
impressive turning rate. The 9m Sport at about 15 knots
came alive and provided a less technical but well behaved
kite absorbing the gusts well.
Redirect the Edge and you are airborne! Although not arm-wrenching
lift-offs, the hangtime is impressive! The 9m Sport also
has excellent lift, similar to last years Instinct although
the conditions didnt allow to us to conduct a proper test!
Build Quality >
As you would expect from Ozone - top quality build, reinforcements
in all the right places. The Sports tried and tested one
pump system works well with the Edge having the standard
Control Bar System
> The new control systems
are similar to last years with the addition of trimmable
brake lines. For previous Instinct owners they can use their
current bar systems on these new kites.
The EDGE is for riders who want hangtime, a fast responsive
kite and huge windrange, with low end grunt.
The Sport is stable, forgiving, easy to setup and use, excellent
for freeriding and for people just entering the kitesurfing
can view more information on the Ozone Edge here >
You can view more information on the
Ozone Sport here >
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